10 Best Jurassic Park Gifts and Merchandise
It’s 25 years since Steven Spielberg pulled off a cinematic miracle: bringing dinosaurs back from extinction and onto the big screen in his blockbuster classic Jurassic Park. Now the saga is about to continue in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, bringing Owen and Claire back to Isla Nublar, and featuring Jeff Goldblum's return as Ian Malcolm. There’s all kinds of Jurassic merchandise, gifts, replicas and more out there that's been patented, packed, and slapped on a plastic lunchbox (disclaimer: no lunchboxes feature on the list), so whether you’re treating yourself or the clever girl / boy in your life, here’s our pick of the best products. Spare no expense, and hold onto your butts.
LEGO Jurassic Park – Velociraptor Chase
It’s taken what feels like 65 million years for LEGO to produce an original Jurassic Park set, but they’ve made up for lost time with this 3-in-1 set that’s part raptors-in-the-kitchen, part control centre, and part DNA lab. As well as a bunch of classic minifigures (Alan Grant! Ellie Sattler! Lex and Tim!), there are plenty of fun nods to Spielberg’s classic: green jelly blobs, a Barbasol canister, Nedry’s screensaver, and, for some reason, a sausage.
Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary Collection – Blu-ray
Look, you’ve probably got all four Jurassic movies on Blu-ray already. But does your current collection come in a fancy box that blasts John Williams’ theme music? Well, the anniversary collection does – and it has a bunch of Fallen Kingdom art cards in there for good measure.
Funko Pop – Ian Malcolm, Alan Grant, and the Dilophosaurus
Jurassic fan? Funko Pop collector? The two have been genetically combined (science may not be 100% accurate) in a range of Park and World figures with impressive attention to detail – Alan has his raptor claw in hand, Ian has his shirt unbuttoned, Hammond has his amber-topped cane. And there’s dinosaurs too! Our pick is the Dilophosaurus, with his colourful frills outstretched. There's no Ellie Sattler figure for now, but one is currently being cooked up in the Funko lab.
Laura Dern - Girls on Tops T-Shirt
God creates dinosaurs. God destroys dinosaurs. God creates man. Man destroys God. Man creates dinosaurs. Dinosaurs eat man. Woman inherits the earth. Girls on Tops creates Laura Dern t-shirt to celebrate cinematic icon. Jurassic Park fans buy t-shirt. Laura Dern becomes rightful queen of the universe.
Jurassic Park Audiobook
Like Jaws and Ready Player One, Spielberg’s Jurassic Park is a loose adaptation of the book. Even if you know the film inside-out, there are plenty of extra sequences in Michael Crichton’s novel to enjoy (some of which, like the opening Compy attack and Pterosaur sequence, inspired moments from The Lost World and Jurassic Park III). It’s darker and bleaker too — the description of Nedry’s death at the hands (claws?) of the Dilophosaurus is true nightmare fuel.
If the Jurassic Park films have taught us anything, it’s that InGen’s de-extinction of the dinosaurs was probably a bad move. You know, because of all the death. But there’s also no denying that Dr. Wu and his team pulled off a mightily impressive feat, so show your support of InGen’s bold and experimental science with this pin badge.
Jurassic World: Evolution
Fancy yourself as the new John Hammond or Simon Masrani? The latest Jurassic video game (from the creators of RollerCoaster Tycoon, no less) gives you all the tools you need to create your own biological preserve – and it’s entirely up to you whether you decide to set those prehistoric predators on your unsuspecting guests. Pre-order now, terrorise your punters in July.
LEGO Jurassic World – Indoraptor Rampage at Lockwood Estate
Thought the Indominus Rex had a nasty temper? Wait until you see Fallen Kingdom’s Indoraptor, a sleeker, scarier and more skittish hybrid that’s about to induce all-new dino nightmares in kids big and small. Thankfully it’s slightly less scary in LEGO form – and this massive set also includes minifigures of Owen and Claire, an adorable Blue figure, a buildable Triceratops skull, and the grandiose Lockwood Estate.
Night Vision Goggles Replica
The cutting-edge tech of Jurassic Park is loveably quaint these days (“It’s an interactive CD-ROM!”), but no JP gadget is quite as desirable as the night vision goggles that Tim finds in the Jeep. This replica set perfectly recreates them at 1:1 scale, though they don’t actually function as night vision goggles. Warning: Gennaro’s prediction that ‘if they’re heavy, they’re expensive’ proves to be true here – these will set you back a fair chunk.
LEGO Jurassic World video game
As great as Jurassic World Evolution looks, running your own park comes with its own set of responsibilities. For a more laid-back Jurassic gaming experience, LEGO Jurassic World recreates the first four films and renders all the classic set-pieces in brick form. Oh, and it re-imagines Alan’s Jurassic Park III raptor dream with this extra slice of genius.